Banish the Grumps
Three times I tried to finish this page… and it’s still horrible! After the first disaster, I rescued it and wrote beautiful lettering (well, y’know, I tried) all over it. Half an hour later I picked the book up and my thumb managed to smudge the still-wet ink. Grrr. Got a damp paper towels and swiped the lot off. I give up. Boring girl, boring old collage, boring old acrylic paint and boring old black marker.
I mentioned I was taking an online lettering class… well I just got started and it’s lovely. Check out Joanne Sharpe’s Whimsperations for details. I’ve also joined her new class, Color Love 101 starting on June 11. Here is one of the first exercises. The earlier ones were working on creating our own fonts/letter-forms and that is an ongoing part of the course – very addictive!
This little journal page was a set piece with specific instructions. Joanne told us to add color to a doodled and lettered page with Pan Pastels. I don’t have any Pan Pastels so made do with using my Neocolors as watercolors. The flowers were done with alcohol-based markers. The lettering was made with various black pens: Sharpies, Microns, Copics. Playing with this process has driven away my grumps!